Engineering Systems student in workshop
Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
24 Aug 2020
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August - June)

Applications are now closed.

As a STEM Assured College, we have a renowned reputation for engineering with cutting edge technology and staff to support this. If you are considering a career in engineering, and in particular a multi-disciplined electrical and mechanical route, then this course is for you. If you enjoy problem solving and are solution focused, wanting to know how things work, then you can become a great engineer.

Engineering jobs are in high demand with many jobs required each year in Scotland alone as a result of Industry 4.0.

This engineering systems course covers the fundamental principles of electrical and mechanical engineering and will equip you with the knowledge and understanding required for further study or work as an apprentice.

What will I learn?

You will undertake a range of units including:

Mandatory units

  • Communication core skill unit
  • Mathematics: Craft 1
  • Engineering: Using Information Technology
  • Engineering system principles
  • Engineering systems: Test and measurement
  • Engineering systems: Applications

Restricted units

  • Engineering materials
  • Graphical engineering communications

Optional units

  • Mechanical engineering principles
  • CAD for engineers
  • Health and safety engineering
  • Engineering dynamics: An introduction.

Employer and industry links

The College works with a range of public and private sector employers alongside various awarding bodies to ensure that the course content is relevant to the sector’s needs.

Jobs and further study

  • NC Engineering Systems (Level 6)

You will have the potential to move on to apprenticeships in the energy, design, mechanical, maintenance, and process engineering sectors.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • minimum of four National 5s or equivalent, including Maths and a science or a technical subject; or
  • completion of a recognised Foundation Apprenticeship in a relevant subject area
  • we will consider your application if you have relevant experience but no formal qualifications
  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Entry requirements equivalency table

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply:

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:

  • You will be invited to attend to the College from March onwards for an interview session based on your qualifications and/or experience. The interview session will be split in to two parts; the first part involves the completion of a set of aptitude tests with the second part involving a short one to one interview.
  • You will be required to undertake an entry test in three areas: Mechanical comprehension, Electrical comprehension and Numeracy. Testing will last approximately 30 minutes and will be followed by a short interview where qualifications will be checked and suitability for course will be reviewed. A decision on whether a candidate is successful or not will be based on their test results and interview.
  • During the interview process, applicant’s qualifications and photographic ID will be reviewed and checked.
  • Testing and interview process should take no more than 90 minutes.
  • All applicants who attend for testing and interview will be informed of the Department's decision 2 to 3 weeks after their interview date. This notification will be by email.
  • There are only four options – an Unconditional offer; a Conditional offer; unsuccessful application or you will be notified that you have been added to a short waiting list.

Once an offer is received you must reply within 10 working days or risk losing your place.

If a place is unavailable at your campus of first choice, you may be offered a place at one of our other campuses and you must respond to this within the timescale above.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent further information during July e.g. Student Funding, Joining Instructions, Kit List, Induction Date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 357 6094